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NGC 6935 (16,340 of 18,816)


oc gc pln bn dn gx gxcl ast aka lost




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NGC 6935

NGC 6935, AM 2034-521, ESO 234-59, LEDA 65112, SGC 203439-5217.1, h 3835, GC 4587

RA: 20h 38m 19.9s
Dec: −52° 06′ 37″

Con: Indus
Ch: MSA:1489, U2:437, SA:26


(reference key)

Type: galaxy (in pair), Sa:r

Mag: B=13.06, V=12.1

Size: 2.137′ x 1.862′
PA: 8°

Historical observations

John Herschel (1847) Cape Observations

Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "pF, L, R, glbM, 2', the preceding of two." On a second occassion he called it "B, pL, R, gbM, resolvable, 80 arcseconds."

Published comments

Shapley, H. & Paraskevopoulos, J.S. (1940)

Galactic and Extragalactic Studies, III. Photographs of thirty southern nebulae and clusters. Proc. N.A.S., 26, 31-36.

de Vaucouleurs, G. (1956)

"Survey of bright galaxies south of -35° declination", Mem. Mount Stromlo, No. 13. (photographic study, plates taken with the 30-inch Reynolds reflector, 20-inch diaphragm).

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy.

Modern observations

Brian Skiff

15cm - mod f @ 80x, Wrn of pair w/-37, much the brtr of the two. 140x: oval elong N-S, 1'.5x1'.2. sev m14-15 *s nr give seemingly *ry texture as though incipiently resolved. a few *ings on neb. wk-mod even concen w/o consp core or nuc. BS, 10Nov1993, LCO.

Contemporary observations

Magda Streicher

2006 June 24


12-inch f/10 SCT (218x, 346x)

Conditions: Good

Can see both with care, NGC 6935 display a featherless round haze. However I had to blink my eye to see NGC 6937 the fainter one which look somewhat more oval about 4' towards the SE.

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